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Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets looks on against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Mets 3, Nationals 0

Jonathon Niese, Jason Isringhausen and Francisco Rodriguez combined on the shutout as the Mets topped Washington at Citi Field.

Empty seats are seen as the New York
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Empty seats are seen as the New York Mets play the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets
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Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets kicks at puddles on the infield during the game against the Washington Nationals. (May 18, 2011)

The grounds crew works on the field during
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The grounds crew works on the field during the game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

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Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets
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Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets connects on a eighth inning single against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets
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Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets looks on against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets
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Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets connects on a fifth inning single against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets
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Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets throws to first base for an out against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets
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Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets bats against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

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Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets
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Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets delivers a first inning pitch against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets
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Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets watches a foul ball in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets
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Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets connects on a sacrifice fly in the first inning scoring Jose Reyes against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets
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Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets scores a run in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets
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Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets runs off the field against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

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Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets
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Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets delivers a first inning pitch against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets
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Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets
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Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets walks to the dugout after striking out against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

R.A. Dickey and Josh Thole of the New
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R.A. Dickey and Josh Thole of the New York Mets walk to the dugout before playing against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets
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Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets warms up before playing against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

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The grounds crew remove the tarp before the
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The grounds crew remove the tarp before the New York Mets play the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (May 18, 2011)

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